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Some MoJo For Your Joe

July 30, 2012    |    By +
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Some MoJo For Your Joe

  The Gift: “The Perfect Vacuum Insulated Mug” from Aladdin (Available Fall 2012 for around $15) The Scoop: Single-serve coffee machines are great. Single-use coffee cups….not so much. Enter the very eco-sensible Perfect Vacuum Insulated Mug from Aladdin. The most serious Joe-getter will love this 12 ounce do-it-all coffee mug as it’s specifically made... Read more »


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The Honest Kitchen for the Honest Dog

July 25, 2012    |    By +
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The Honest Kitchen for the Honest Dog

I’ve unwrapped another pet gift idea to make sure it’s up to snuff and to give you the scoop! Name of product: Honest Kitchen Embark Dog Food What it is: Embark is a grain free, low carbohydrate dog food. This diet was designed for dogs of all life stages including active adults, puppies, pregnancy... Read more »


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A Solution for Dogs with Anxiety!

July 19, 2012    |    By +
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A Solution for Dogs with Anxiety!

Is your dog afraid of thunder like my three year old shih-tzu, Donald, who cowers when thunder strikes? When storms roll in, you’ll find Donald hiding in the bathroom or under my bed. His sad little face has made me wish for a solution. I couldn’t believe it when I saw the commercial for... Read more »


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Gift Guru Approved: Squishy Baff

July 16, 2012    |    By +
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Gift Guru Approved: Squishy Baff

The Gift: Squishy Baff (available now for around $13) The Scoop: Squishy Baff is a product I wish was around when I was a kid- it’s so much fun! Just add the Squishy Baff powder to at bath or home kiddie pool and the water will turn into a colorful gelatinous goo! Imagine a... Read more »


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Unwrapped: Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker Napper!

June 12, 2012    |    By +
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Unwrapped: Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker Napper!

The Gift: Tiny Love 3 in 1 Rocker Napper (available now for around $100) The Scoop: Finally a product that will make both baby and parents happy. This 3 in 1 rocker adapts to three different positions to suit baby’s needs in one simple motion. The best part is that the rocker motion works... Read more »


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Unwrapped: Modapet Designer Pet Bowl Review

May 29, 2012    |    By +
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Unwrapped: Modapet Designer Pet Bowl Review

As a dog owner to two shih tzu’s, I have gone through quite a few bowls in search of the perfect bowl. The majority of the time, it never holds their food. Luckily, I found one that is stylish and practical. Modapet Designer Pet Bowls sent me their newest color and I was able... Read more »


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Ready. Steady. Gift!

May 24, 2012    |    By +
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Ready. Steady. Gift!

The Gift: The Steady Tool by Gerber (available now for around $65) The Scoop: The Steady Tool from Gerber was a highlight from last year’s Outdoor Retailer summer trade show. Having an even dozen useful tools, including a fine edge blade, a serrated blade, three screwdrivers, pliers, and bottle opener the Steady is more... Read more »


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Wicked Good BBQ Gift Idea For Dad

May 17, 2012    |    By +
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Wicked Good BBQ Gift Idea For Dad

  The Gift: “Wicked Good Barbeque” (available now for around $15) The Scoop: If authors Andy Husbands and Chris Hart ever invite you over for a meal, say “yes!” …immediately! Andy and Chris have been piling on Barbeque championships and accolades with mouth-watering regularity. They have now taken tons of their Barbeque knowledge and... Read more »


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Guru & Dog Approved: Avant Garde Retractable Leash

May 16, 2012    |    By +
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Guru & Dog Approved: Avant Garde Retractable Leash

The Product: Avant Garde Retractable Leash matte collection (available now for around $30) Where to Buy it: 26 Bars & a Band.com The Review:  Dog approved! I was lucky enough to get to test a sample of the latest retractable leash, with the help of my schitzu Donald. We took this new product to the... Read more »


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“Scary Mommy” Q&A With Jill Smokler

May 2, 2012    |    By +
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“Scary Mommy” Q&A With Jill Smokler

“Confessions of a Scary Mommy” is a great new book from author, award-winning blogger and of course, mom, Jill Smokler. Confessions is collection of essays, anecdotes from Jill, as well as, real life confessions from moms confronting the reality that motherhood is simultaneously an intensely difficult and an intensely rewarding labor of love.  If... Read more »


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Kathryn D.W.
Kathryn Drury Wagner is the senior manager of content at Gifts.com. She was formerly the executive editor at Honolulu Magazine, and is the author of The Ultimate Guide to Shopping on Oahu. Her career has included staff positions at Country Living Gardener and Power & Motoryacht. Her latest book is "Hawaii's Strangest, Ickiest, Wildest Book Ever!"

Gwen P.
Gwen is the Editorial Curator at Gifts.com. In addition to writing blogs, she creates gift guides, curates the site, and produces content for our social media channels. As a freelance writer, she created blogs on fashion, art, travel, health and lifestyle. A talented jewelry designer, she's also a yogi and a hospital volunteer with her therapy dog, Lilo, a Pomeranian.